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The rugged, reliable 7FDM diesel engine

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Stay the course with the 7FDM engine

7FDM engines from GE are designed to power workboats, tugs, towboats, oshore supply vessels, ferries, dredges, shing vessels and other marine transport applications. Dependable and durable, these mediumspeed engines are among the best in their class for fuel eciency and low life cycle costs. Engines are available in 8-cylinder, 12-cylinder and 16-cylinder designs.

The right support right when you need it

With more than 18,000 medium-speed diesel engines in service worldwide, its critical we have the parts and service to support them. And we dothrough a network of parts distribution centers and service representatives available 24/7 around the globe. Were a leader in the on-time delivery of parts and services.

Learn from the diesel engine experts

Weve been providing instruction in diesel engine maintenance for nearly two decades. Our learning facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, features classrooms, computer simulated training and an engine laboratory. Our instructors also provide on-site training at customer locations around the world. We oer custom-designed instructional courses, computer-based learning aids, expert technical advisors, training videos and trainthe-trainer programs.

7FDM enginesDependable, long lasting marine power

GE has been designing and building high-performance diesel engines for more than 30 years. Today, were one of the worlds leading manufacturers of engines for medium-speed duty from 1,400 to 4,100 continuous horsepower. With exceptional reliability and the lowest operating costs in its class, the 7FDM engine from GE is the right choice for dependable, ecient power.
It works harder. The 7FDM is a high-compression, four-stroke, medium-speed, turbocharged, electronic fuel injection-equipped, class-approved engine designed and built for rigorous marine applications. The GE medium-speed engine is proven reliable, with over 150 million hours of service. It is also among the most fuel-ecient engines in its class. It goes longer. With rugged construction and quality-assured parts, the 7FDM engine will operate cost-eectively for more than 20 years. Most components can go without overhaul for up to 40,000 hours of typical marine duty cycles in the most demanding environments. Among medium-speed engines on the market, the 7FDM oers one of the lowest life cycle costs. It runs smarter. A high-capacity turbocharger, electronic fuel injection and ecient combustion management combine to make the 7FDMs fuel and lube oil consumption as well as its emissions among the lowest in the industry. The 7FDM complies with MARPOL Annex VI, U.S. EPA Marine Tier I and ECU standards and is capable of meeting EPA Marine Tier II standards as well.

The easy-to-maintain engine

Modularized construction of the 7FDM engine makes it easier to maintain than engines of the past. Among the maintenance-friendly features of the 7FDM are large access doors on the engine mainframe to reach bearings and other crankcase components. The segmented camshaft, sectional exhaust manifold and unitized power assembly are features that simplify removal and replacement of components.

Rigid Cast Mainframe The 7FDM mainframe features high-strength, monobloc, nodular cast-iron construction. All water, fuel and exhaust piping is externally mounted, eliminating the potential for internal contamination. Large access doors allow for easier maintenance, and generous casing and ribbed cross-members dampen vibration.

High-Performance Turbocharger GE expertise in gas turbine technology contributes to an industry-leading design for performance in the 7FDMs turbocharger. A high compression ratio improves eciency across the load range. Dual modular pulse piping preserves exhaust pulse energy for maximal thermal eciency, and the stainless dual exhaust pipe exhibits long component life.

7FDM components

Designed for high reliability and low life cycle costs

The low-emissions solution

Proven EFI technology, integrated with GEs PowerStar engine control module, makes the 7FDM the natural choice for environmental compliance. Without exhaust gas treatment, NOx emissions from the 7FDM engine are below MARPOL Annex VI regulatory standards. The engine complies with U.S. EPA Marine Tier 1 and ECU standards as well.


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Unitized Power Assembly Four-stud mounting makes assembly removal fast and easy. Electron-beam welding of the steel liner to the forged head prevents leakage. Stainless steel valve seats, inconel exhaust, chromed intake valves and valve rotators extend overhaul intervals and component life. Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Our EFI systems ensure compliance to all major regulatory standards. Precise fuel management and control also yields fuel savings. The reliability and performance of electronic fuel injection technologies from GE have been proven with more than 150 million hours of engine service over the past decade.

High-Strength Pistons Forged steel crowns with oil splash cooling promote heat reduction for longer life. A three-ring arrangement, distributing pressure more evenly, and a cut-back design decrease lube oil consumption. A lightweight aluminum skirt oers high heat resistance. The master and articulated rod share a common journal, minimizing engine length. Segmented Camshaft The camshaft in the 7FDM engine is arranged in individual sections for easy inspection and maintenance. Forged and hardened cam and journals promote reduced wear. Oversized end bearings decrease loads for longer camshaft life.

Heavy-Duty Crankshaft The engines one-piece crankshaft is forged from high-quality steel, nitridehardened for long life. Hefty journals and crank pins minimize surface loads, and large radii llet welded counterweights reduce stress for longer crankshaft life. Tolerant Tri-Metal Main Bearings The main bearings are oversized to reduce pressure while providing exceptional oil-wedge formation for low wear. A sacricial run in overlay promotes rapid conformity at start-up. A nickel barrier ensures superior heat resistance, while a lead tin overlay serves as a high-tolerance contaminant trap for particles and degraded oil.

7FDM engine specications

Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Number of cylinders Stroke cycle Cylinder arrangement Bore Stroke Compression ratio Power Output at 1050 rpm Continuoust Maximumt Power Output at 1000 rpm Continuoust Maximumt Power Output at 900 rpm Continuoust Maximumt

8 4 45-degree V 9 in. (228.6 mm) 10.5 in. (266.7 mm) 15.7:1 2045 bhp (1526 kw) 2250 bhp (1678 kw) 1948 bhp (1453 kw) 2143 bhp (1598 kw) 1753 bhp (1308 kw) 1929 bhp (1438 kw)

12 4 45-degree V 9 in. (228.6 mm) 10.5 in. (266.7 mm) 15.7:1 3070 bhp (2290 kw) 3375 bhp (2518 kw) 2922 bhp (2180 kw) 3214 bhp (2398 kw) 2630 bhp (1962 kw) 2893 bhp (2158 kw)

16 4 45-degree V 9 in. (228.6 mm) 10.5 in. (266.7 mm) 15.7:1 4100 bhp (3052 kw) 4500 bhp (3357 kw) 3896 bhp (2906 kw) 4286 bhp (3197 kw) 3506 bhp (2616 kw) 3857 bhp (2877 kw)

Engine Dimensions
A Height w/deep sump B Height w/shallow sump C Length D Width E Crank center line to marine sump F Crank center line to mounting feet G Exhaust diameter Dry Weight

109 in. (2762 mm) 101 in. (2555 mm) 130 in. (3298 mm) 68 in. (1734 mm) 39 in. (978 mm) 19 in. (480 mm) 18 in. (457 mm) 27,509 lbs (12,478 kg)

109 in. (2762 mm) 101 in. (2555 mm) 163 in. (4136 mm) 68 in. (1734 mm) 38 in. (968 mm) 19 in. (480 mm) 20 in. (508 mm) 39,200 lbs (17,778 kg)

119 in. (3030 mm) 101 in. (2555 mm) 196 in. (4975 mm) 68 in. (1734 mm) 49 in. (1246 mm) 19 in. (480 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 48,800 lbs (22,132 kg)

Ratings are based on ISO3046-1

7FDM engines are MARPOL Annex VI emissions compliant


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